[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: /var/log/messages is empty



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote, On 04/19/2009 08:53 PM:
Geoffrey Leach wrote:
On 04/19/2009 02:29:38 PM, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
logrotate moves /var/log/messages to /var/log/messages-todaysdate once
in a
while.

Thanks, but that's not the problem. I've got several rotated logs
with
content, and one without.
I think you may have missed the point: If logrotate swapped it,
and nothing new has been logged, it could be empty.

# logger Foo
# tail /var/log/messages

What you get?
root pvr[7]->logger Foo
root pvr[8]->tail /var/log/messages
root pvr[9]->

It sounds like the log file may have been deleted/recreated without
rsyslog being restarted. Try running "service rsyslog reload" or
"service rsyslog restart" and see if that helps. It is possible for
a process to keep writing to a file it had open, even if the file
has ben deleter.

Mikkel


Which fedora?
I have seen a symptom like this before.
suggestion, check to see how many sysloger's you have...
rpm -qa |grep syslog
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441664

Though I think Peter fixed it so they should work together now (at least for F10).

--
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]